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Childhood Ruined! I re-watched ET but had forgotten all about the minstrelsy

Updated: Feb 7, 2019

It's a sad day when you re-watch those childhood films and realise they might contain messages and scenes that you didn't register at the time but just aren't ok. You're thinking of Temple of Doom, Micky Rooney in Breakfast at Tiffany's and Apu in The Simpson's, you SHOULD be thinking of none other than E.T.

Yes. E.T.

Everyone's favourite childhood alien film does not get rewatched well. We all remember 'E.T phone home' but we all seem to have forgotten a point earlier in the film when he exclaims 'E.T love blackface!' and forces the children to bike to a local klavern to watch a minstrelsy show. Similarly, later on he is seen espousing opinions found in The Articles of the Elder's of Zion, should our children really be watching this racist.

E.T, more like Extra Terrible!

Horrible Racist Bastard!


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